Conservatory Gala Gets Jazzy

SFWire Conservatory Gala Gets Jazzy Like a good neighbor, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music makes a point of sharing its graduates with the nearby Symphony, Opera, and Ballet. Now it is bringing it’s newest Civic Center neighbor into the mix, adding a Jazz education program that will incorporate the work of the SF Jazz…

Library Laureates Go By the Book

SFWire Library Laureates Go By the Book You can carry an encyclopedia in your pocket, but there is still nothing quite like a good old-fashioned visit to the library. Especially when it is the striking architectural marvel of San Francisco’s Main Library in Civic Center, which celebrated its 20th year with a gala Library Laureates…

Midwinter Gala is Sweet, Italian Style

The Italians use the word “dolce” as the adjective for sweet, gentle, or pleasant – and the Fine Arts’ Museum’s MidWinter Gala was precisely that. The annual shindig, much beloved by the soigne set, started as a party for the newly formed Junior Committee to engage younger philanthropists in the work of the deYoung and…

Oscar de la Renta Benefit Gala

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The deYoung Museum rolled out its version the Oscars with a red carpet that dazzled in its elegance and virtuosity. The occasion was the opening of, “Oscar de la Renta: The Restrospective” exhibit, curated by the inimitable Andre Leon Talley and sponsored in conjunction with the beloved designer’s family and organization. The exhibit includes 134…

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CPMC Gala Has 2020 Vision in Black and White

Medical issues are rarely black and white, but the super-chic party to build a new California Pacific Medical Center in 2020 was a gorgeous exception. With Chanel generously sponsoring CPMC2020 Gala in a transformed Pier 35, the evening was a visual and literal feast for the senses. Dressed-to-the-No. 19s guests were welcomed through an allee…